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i. this is. pollen you're watching the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes the rain eases the flood heads carola state in india more than seven hundred thousand people are in belief the new fear is disease. still sends troops to its border with venezuela after hundreds of venezuelan migrants are driven out of town by angry locals. afghanistan's president declares
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a three month ceasefire with the taleban but so far the group absent agreed to accept it. i'm joined again with your day sports china make of golden stocks the asian games in the pool the best of the action from jakarta coming up. indian authorities are worried about the outbreak of disease in the southern state of carola following the worst floods in a century now the torrential rains have eased but there are now health fears for the seven hundred twenty five thousand people crowded into relief camps in rescuers are also continuing efforts to reach people cut off for days many of them without food and water our correspondent andrew thomas is in chang on or that's one of the worst affected areas. people in kara describe the water noted centimeters. but in debt relative to the. ankle deep fully deep
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waist deep. something has to destroy i wrote. home. and then it went off on my head. the ground floor was completely covered. the old are evacuated first carried for the boats that came for them elsewhere the water is shallow enough for trucks to drive in and. out works in and found most people want to stay at home in houses with second floors they can pass them as guard because like morning i wake up they're having so much alike that in my heart boys are having walk those lysol for free. where people remain in their homes food water medicines and toiletries are being carried in the car just simply too strong to promote on a boat like that and hope it ok it will get swept away so they started matter going to be holding on to this rope as they walk the boat about an hour and
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a half in that direction this is and walking through fast flowing water with debris hurts hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes and now in camps statewide an unprecedented relief effort is underway india's military has been fifty four helicopters over carola some drop supplies others amounting rescues the weather is improving there was much less rain across carola on sunday than at the end of last week but what is already full and is fast flowing dangerous and everywhere this is an ongoing emergency. andrew thomas has more from a door and carola. on sunday a lawyer twenty two thousand people were evacuated from their hard we saw some of those evacuations where trucks can get seen by all and they're bringing large numbers of people out but in other cases it has to be particularly the elderly who
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can't get into trucks they are being brought out slowly and then carried once they reach to draw a line. or even the other twenty two yeah pedro let me go back to you i just don't want to die and more than eight hundred thousand people now are living in camps that is only a small part of base because a much larger number of people are still staying in their homes mostly voluntarily they don't want to leave we saw many people whose ground floors of their homes were needy whites deep in water they're living up stairs they want to stay where they also the other room they go the people whose homes have been flooded they've been affected by this disaster is in the millions it really is a huge huge huge disaster in this part of india on monday the military will continue to fly helicopters in they will drop materials from those helicopters in the most remote communities and continue with their air rescues as
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well although we believe that the majority of their rescues now all finished. and it's drawing it's not raining at the moment it hasn't done for most of sunday and that means that the levels of slowly receding so you can use their. in other news brazil's president michel to america has called an emergency meeting to deal with clashes along its border with venezuela earlier national chips were deployed to the border town of fokker aima after hundreds of venezuelan migrants were attacked and driven out of makeshift camps. well alexander m.p.'s he's following developments from colombia's capital. can you first give us an overview of what is happening along that border well as you were saying there has been increasing tensions in most of these border towns that have seen a huge influx of venezuelan my anger and the biggest interested in tap and on
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saturday as hundreds of these migrants were pushed back of by local crowds and back into their country after riots broke out large crowds of local brazilians there in the town of packet arima destroyed and burned to the ground these makeshift camps where more than a thousand women as well and migrants were living for four months now hundreds of been pushed back into a vein it's well and the crowd there was cheering telling them to go back to their country and this just shows shows how volatile the situation is in the north of resilin other in other countries that have seen such a huge influx of venezuela and migrants to the government is trying to do something about it sending more troops but that will probably not stop the influx of these people trying to flee from venezuela and alexander it's not just the public or the
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people living along those borders that are making the migrants feel unwelcome governments are also showing their. dissatisfaction with the situation by making them carry passports ecuadoran through for instance can you tell us what kind of an impact that's having and how that will affect where you are. yes that's definitely the case we've seen again and increase in the exodus in the last couple of weeks and many governments are responding essentially trying to close their doors trying to make it more difficult for beneath whelan's to stay in their countries or to cross through their countries ek weather just started requiring venezuelans to show their passports instead of what it's called an indian migration id that they were using to try and reach their final destination and that's because probably ecuador knows that only few venezuelans do have passports and that's one way extension lead
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to in this case stop them into colombian and colombian authorities migration authorities here said they are very worried by the decision made by ecuador and that also will be followed in coming days by peru because we will see more people being stranded in colombia which has already received one billion venezuelans in the last couple of years all this country and this is the real problem here are ill equipped to deal with these kind of numbers they are already airport countries in many ways or at least they have a large number of people who live in poverty and this is what is creating tensions with all these hundreds of thousands or even more venezuelans that have been arriving the question is if these measures will somehow. stem the flow or not and if you ask most experts they say that definitely it will not be the case
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alexander yet in bogata following developments in the region thank you very much. well according to the u.n. two point three million people have left venezuela to look for work and escape poverty tens of thousands of them have crossed into brazil and colombia and has given temporary residence to eight hundred thousand venezuelans some travel on to peru and ecuador but both countries are cracking down on making migrants who want to enter show their pos forte's instead of identity cards and many people don't hold a prospered the crackdown on anti-government protesters by president daniel ortega nicaragua has led to people leaving their two there were violent protests in costa rica on saturday some people shouted anti migrant slogans and attacked a group of nicaraguans well joining me live from washington d.c. is the director of shots international consulting sunny a shot specialist in latin american relations with
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a focus on venezuela thank you very much for coming in today and talking to us i want to talk about these numbers we've been outlining according to the u.n. about seven percent of venezuela's population have left the country since twenty fifteen it's leaving the country the only way people can get a quality of life. well actually what we have to understand everybody knows that immigration is a very sensitive issue everywhere around the world but what toppan right now in venezuela is a situation with no precedent in the region never happened before in the contemporary history of the region of latin america and that's why bennis whelan's why are we in a swell and leaving menace where because they don't see a future there is no electricity no energy no water no security no food no matter the scenes so no future at all and that's why venice whelan's are
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leaving and trying to look for a better future even the united nations call it a refugee crisis in there or i or yes general secretary the organization of american states general secretary. to all the contras in the region not to close their doors to witness where lance actually the majority of winners for lance who are leaving the call and we are very skilled workers even call on be a profit from the workers of their oil industry in minutes furlan are working on their colombia more oil industry so there are very skilled workers of course there are some cases that people they though they don't have her means or are or there are some situations but. important to understand why when a silence they don't have a passport because probably they passport expired and then they saw me they wanted
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to renew your the half a new passport and go over them and they were an asylum government failed to every new order issue a new passport because of the lack of material and so papers because of the crisis the economic crisis they don't have their their money they. are there to do to pay for them. but the idea which is coming from abroad ok what has that they are selling here and that are going as far as there is there and i want to kind of talk about you know the region had an open arms immigration policy but never seeing these other governments closing in or maybe making the immigrants feel unwelcome what do you think that's doing to the region well actually it's a contradiction because it was a time when when a solo was her fully there more kristie and it was. a stable democracy and a well to contrary there was
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a policy of open arms and minnesota and when a soil unswayed all kinds of people from iran the war now that is a time a phrase he brought city and i actually remind all the contras in the region they have to think about what is the situation when a silence they do not believe the contrary because they want to do to change. the warco to what they are free and they are escaping that they the crisis him and i swear and i think it is it is not fair for this conference to apply restorations for awareness for lance in order to cross their borders or to stay in their quandary sanya shot the director of short international consulting it was really good to have you on and get your thoughts thank you. now you're watching news hour and there is much more to come on this program. the search for what caused the genuine bridge collapse continues will tell you why
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a warning for decades ago may help investigators. and where in spain where the number of migrants trying to enter has. some are using it for political michael mileage. and. manchester city are in red hot form in the english premier league joe we'll have that story later in sports. the united states it's ready to support and facilitate peace talks between the afghan government and the taleban u.s. secretary of state microamp a also welcomed the muslim each holiday season far announced by president after afghani earlier the taliban has yet to respond although unofficial sources say the group is considering taking part in the truce that follows a week of fighting across afghanistan which saw the taliban launch a massive assault on the provincial capital. yunus i.t.s.
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in has more details from kabul. this is not the first time that president musharraf of any announced a cease fire on a religious holiday back in june in either the fifth or the end of ramadan president or any announced a ceasefire for three days taliban taliban accepted the offer and many people here in afghanistan remember when taliban fighters and army soldiers share the same mosques right next to each other and how the treasure it was for many here and it's an inspiration that peace perhaps is. reachable and it's possible in afghanistan however this offer is quite different the duration of the cease fire proposal proposed by president romney is for three months like three days in a little fitter and also people here believe that the president is trying to reach some sort of agreement with the taliban to secure the country and to provide the
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necessary conditions to help the election at the end of october and also this this offer and this proposal is different because president rohani said that this cease fire can last as long as taliban onerous and respects the terms of the cease fire of course has yet to deliver its. position on this offer but today they announced a symbolic gesture they said that they were they will release. hundreds of army soldiers held in taliban's custody according to our sources taliban is not a united front on this on this matter some members of the political bureau of the taliban are with this offer and they think that it is necessary to accept the government offer but some numbers. can be called
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here in in in kabul as radicals they don't think that this is a good idea. and i would not there is the director of the british and irish agency's afghanistan he says it's unlikely that the taliban will accept a prolonged cease fire it is a time when the taliban all are gaining ground militarily and different parts of the country and this is also election season so although they might accept a three or four day ceasefire it will be highly surprising if they accept an extended period one so there are reasons for the optimism because the previous ceasefire resulted in an overall reduction in violence and created a breathing space for the civilians who were suffering from unabated filings but
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there are also reasons for premise pessimism because it and elements and surgeon see elements that are not part of the taliban per se or former taliban members who are now. fighting under the brunt of the issue in the country they continued their attacks on civilian and government targets so although this is going to reduce violence we are yet to see if this is going to result in a complete end of violence or a start of peace talks pakistan's new prime minister imran khan has used his first address as leader to blame the previous government for the country's debt crisis concept pakistan had never before faced such difficult economic problems a promise to create greater prosperity through better trade links he also pledged to improve the health care system and eradicate poverty. ensure. pakistan needs peace we want peace as without it no progress and development is
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possible half the population is below the poverty line we can't help them without stability will do our best to maintain good relations with their neighbors. and our correspondent there has more from the. twenty two. started its political party imran khan the twenty second prime minister of pakistan nation for the first time he talked about the grave economic crisis confronting the country saying that a country that bring to the outside world with a begging bowl did not have any self-respect he also talked about the fact that their former rulers had taken over ninety five billion dollars of loans saying that the country was now bordering money just to pay interest on the loans are dead already taken from the international community is said that it was time to broaden their track because many people in pakistan were not paying their taxes he promised better health care in the government hospitals and also emergency plans to ensure
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that their twenty five million bug astonied children who were out of schools got an education iran has made several promises but on the foreign policy level he laid emphasis on the need to improve relations with neighboring countries. that will go down well in the region but on the other promises given the fact that the country is confronting national crises it was said by many experts that it was going to be a different if not impossible task ugandan police have fired tear gas live bullets at protesters killing one injuring five others the clashes took place in the town of material that's about fifty kilometers west of the capital kampala the protest is angry that five politicians were arrested and beaten for stoning the much a case of the president yoweri museveni he had been in town to campaign for the ruling
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party candidate a magnitude seven point two earthquake has struck the indonesian island of long block the u.s. geological survey says it was at a very shallow depth. just hours earlier another six point five magnitude quake triggered landslides on the island the tremor damaged several houses and disrupted electricity supplies the local airport and hospitals were evacuated and there have been several earthquakes on the island over the past few weeks and more than four hundred sixty people were killed in a magnitude seven quake on august fifth now the italian engineer who designed the general are beds that collapsed and co dozens on tuesday had warned for decades ago that it would require constant maintenance emergency workers are now struggling to secure what remains of them were on the bridge before it causes even further damage imitator has this report from genoa work at the scene of the bridge collapse is now switch from the search for bodies to
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a search for clues firefighters are working under the supervision of the prosecutor's office to collect any evidence that might help them piece together the force of the tragedy but working out exactly what was in there for who is responsible might prove even more difficult as for the collapsed bridge the number of acres that actually employed it compared to the first two years of its operation more than four times the same number of workers and each of them is normally much heavier than it used to be forty or fifty years ago a survey by the italian consumers' association that in five twenty two bridges in the country's motorway network that are showing worrying signs of degradation. one of them was on the main highway between genoa and shareen we look beneath the spans to see for ourselves we found this crude plank of wood stapled to cover the cracks in the structure the steel rods used to reinforce the concrete wall showing signs
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of corrosion. the bridges are an economic lifeline to nearby towns like. the mayor said people here who are all too aware of the dangers generally annoying and on top of that if this bridge has been reported on for a while here with pictures on faces the fees for show will be approaching the company will but they can do a more like this woman because other diners in the restaurant told us they went out of their way to avoid driving on the motorway it's bright very frightening and you think. we're going to do now a sophisticated geo radar has now been installed on the remains of the bridge in general to monitor any dangerous movements but it's not just italy that has to learn the lessons from this tragedy the french government have just published their own assessment of state run motorway networks and they've identified eight hundred forty bridges which are showing dangerous structural defects which could cause
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collapse it's taken more than forty deaths here to raise the awareness of the government to the scale of the problem and it could be one that stretches rush of course to you if you. cheat or al-jazeera. it's really sincere in ministers threatening to send one hundred seventy seven migrants on board an italian coast guard ship back to libya but. beanie is demanding that other e.u. countries take the men now the comments follow his counterpart in malta calling for another migrant boat to dock on the italian island of lampedusa that boat has been sailing off the island for several days while others also accused italy of rescuing migrants in the water purely to prevent them from entering italy. well the number of migrants trying to reach the southern coast of spain from north africa has tripled this year and the increase has put pressure on rescue services and feel political debates on how to handle the situation karl penhall has this report from
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the spanish sports city of see it us. exhausted but happy almost three hundred refugees in migrants rescued after setting out from the rock over in baba rafts and spending the day adrift. this is the southern spanish port of the of his cirrus most are from west africa including guinea ivory coast and mali the youngest is just a month old. this mother tells me she's hungry already missing the taste of tapioca and fish from home twenty three year old has suddenly arrived in spain two months ago he was not position party used to organizer in guinea canakkale but told us he fled to escape arrest. he crossed from morocco in a dinghy like this packed with fifty others paying as much as four thousand euros each. i couldn't turn back the arabs forced to suborn with machetes at one point
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the engine gave out and i saw death before me i ask god to pardon me it was the worst moment of my life it was a catastrophe. a spanish in geo pays has sounds board and lodging until his political asylum request is processed. did vassal give to my african brothers is that crossing the mediterranean is because people don't risk your lives but hope for a better future is a powerful magnet standing here helps put things in a lot better perspective this just fifteen kilometers of c. that separates spain from the north coast of africa and if you're standing over there europe must look like a dream that you can almost touch. at city hall mayor. of the opposition people's party says the surge in migrant arrivals has become a crisis they could not that it was sufficient do you that we don't have sufficient
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aid to help all of africa we don't have enough capacity to receive all those who want to come we have to use our heads because the budget simply is not figured out human rights activists say the people's party is scaremongering. back at the port it's after midnight hundreds more are still arriving. a sick woman is stretchered off some huddle under red cross blankets and wait to be brave just stood up. and a baby cries for his mother he hasn't yet realized he's in safe hands called pedal i just sirrah cedars spain. they with us this news hour or so ahead thousands of syrians head back despite the security risk. we all recognize the significance but to be honest right now as i talk to you i feel nothing but excitement. because there's all asians so the director and executive producer will
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take a look at the film taking hollywood by storm. and we'll tell you why china swimming star demanded a redo of its victory ceremony of asian games so we'll have all that and the sport . hello there the remains of a tropical storm are giving us some rather lively weather across europe on the satellite picture you can see the problem here is it worked its way across the british isles and into scandinavia it is intensifying as it runs its way eastward so for some of us in the baltic states it really does look like it will be hammering down during the day on monday then that system works its way further eastward still as we head into chews day trading down from the south of that system is this huge area of cloud here and that's the leading edge of some fresh air
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across europe so for warsaw twenty three degrees will be maximum on tuesday for the west will get to around twenty seven in paris thought the air is to the south it'll still we will mature it up a thirty five degrees and force in bucharest will be up to around thirty three for the other side of the mediterranean plenty of sunshine here as you might expect still warming crook their effort around thirty seven degrees but further west there's a bubble cloud here and the chance of seeing one or two showers a lot of those will be across the mountains there but some of them may just go to along the coast there in parts of algeria and choosier and will see both of them as we head through tuesday to this the central belt of africa where we've got the majority of the showers at the moment some of them very very heavy particularly of repose of cameroon and into nigeria to. whether online this isn't some abstract fish eating into their shops or if you join
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us on sect rather than stopping terrorism is creating it this is a dialogue and just the community is want to add to this conversation we need a president who's willing to be a villain a short while everyone has a voice and part of civil society i need to go but i never get listened to by those in the corridors of joining the global conversation. on out to zero. when people need to be heard. about this being the refugio muslim as long as it's not. true and the story needs to be told we do stories that. i testify in the fall to make sure that the bad guys appeal to. al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring new documentaries and live news on and on.
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again here's our line of our top stories the knowledge is there in the about fourteen so worried about the outbreak of disease in the southern state of carola following the worst floods in a century seven hundred twenty five thousand people are crammed into relief camps. brazil is sending troops to its border the venezuela after hundreds of migrants were run out of town by locals dozens of brazilians attacked two makeshift camps in packer imo. and the united states says it is ready to support and facilitate peace talks between the afghan government and the taliban earlier president ashraf ghani announced a muslim holidays but the taliban have yet to respond. yemen
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is facing the world's greatest humanitarian crisis after three and a half years of war millions of people are nourished and they're living in poverty repeated bombings have damaged or destroyed water and sewage facilities increasing the spread of disease has more from neighboring djibouti. aiden's congested streets pools of will see which is of the way heaps of garbage piled up in most neighborhoods in the cities develop area barefoot children trudge through human waste oblivious of the risks we face a slope that sees this but. we are living very hard conditions diseases are rife from cholera to diarrhea clean water is a rare commodity here above all electricity is out all the time the government has not done anything to repair the sewage system government officials refused to move unless they're given bribes. entire neighborhoods have been flooded by sea would
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spill starts in some cases have contaminated water supply as another i've got it out i don't know about other diseases sewage garbage so what on earth is this this is shameful we cannot even walk around the neighborhood to reach and waste has flashed into our homes we are forced to scoop it out with our hands. yemen has long been the arab world's poorest country and all suffered from frequent conflicts. the current ones thought that in two thousand and fourteen when both the fighters from the most allied with parts of the yemeni military stormed the cockpit or forcing the infamous laverick government into exile. in march two thousand and fifteen a coalition led by so that it be on the united arab emirates launched a military campaign aimed at pushing back the old ways and restoring the government . many coalition strikes out not only killed and wounded civilians but also damage
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to water and sanitation facilities the world health organization is in the middle of a campaign to prevent a recurrence of. the destruction to humans will transcend additional facilities has already caused a cholera epidemic which has affected more than a million people letters that are. currently rates of contraction of cholera still high according to the latest to sticks of infection rates across the twenty three provinces across the country is about ninety six percent in other words twenty two out of the twenty three provinces in yemen so we can say the country is plagued with the epidemic which is alarming an acute shortage of food on the resulting model christian is wallsten in what is already the world's last humanitarian crisis the. father of color in the middle of the model crisis could intensify the situation in yemen ramadan the world visitor. turkish
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president at a type one remains defiant after two major ratings agencies want his country will find it even harder to pay its debts that are due on insists the growing economic crisis is part of a plot against turkey the turkish lira has lost forty percent of its value this year while there are fears that turkey's currency crisis could spiral foreign tourists are reaping the unexpected benefits so on a go explains. all turkey's currency has devalued by forty percent against the u.s. dollar it's proven to be a boon for the tourism industry this year alone compared to this time last year there's been an increase of twenty five percent in visitors coming here and the drop seems to be the cheaper prices. which is. back from russia. so this is cheap for us it's been pretty inexpensive i think one dollar is like sixty or so that's been good for us but. really it's not
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your stuff the cost of coming to turkey today is cheaper than staying in a resort in brazil where i'm from so it's definitely worth it and we're loving it here and for those working in retail aimed at attracting as many foreigners as possible it's been a welcome upturn because of. the turkish near us and the dollar is like when we compared to our currency like the stops are getting cheaper for them so they are like more able to get their staffs but of course this is the high season and the same problems which are plaguing turkey's economy now will likely still be there off this temporary boost the real challenge will be to provide a longer term solution to turkey's overheating economy israel says it's closing one of the key crossings into gaza in response to protests along the border fence the ira's crossing is the only way people can get from the besieged gaza strip into israel at least one hundred seventy one palestinians have been killed by
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israeli far since the weekly march of return demonstrations began in march. iraq's supreme court has ratified the results of may's parliamentary election the winning parties now have ninety days to form a government shia cleric there has retained his lead and is likely to play a central role caretaker prime minister hi there a body has welcomed the court's announcement egypt's president has signed a new law that can block websites the government considers a threat to the state's owners of the banned sites may be fined or face prison sentence and anyone to visit the sites could be penalized egyptian authorities say the new cybercrime law is part of an effort to tackle instability and security threats but critics say it's another attack on freedom of speech while political science professor. says the new law is a bid to silence the opposition in egypt. this is more of the same of egypt's
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policy of really crushing any voices of dissent or any narrative outside the state of the state dictate what we've seen through this law if it indeed does passes that not only will be the blocking of websites that constitute a threat it's this terminology what does it mean to constitute a threat under the new terrorism laws that were passed under president c.c. a threat is anyone who even insults the state could possibly publish something that is seen as destabilizing to the economy. and so this is more of that legislation that really aims to target the one avenue left for voices of dissent which is indeed cyberspace if we think about what happened last month there is another bill passed by parliament that was approved by president sisi says any social media user who has more than five thousand followers can be placed under supervision included
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in this law as well is that any internet provider must actually release information of those who are active on the internet and if you visit these websites even accidentally you can be arrested and fined and so what it creates in society is a level of fear of even this last avenue of dissent cyberspace is now paralyzed. syrian government troops are reinforcing their positions are and that's the last trouble how province in the country the u.n. is warning that a government offensive in the northern province would put three million people in danger but that doesn't stop refugees in turkey from crossing over the border back into syria for sin and cos we all know has more from the turkey syria border. around refugee camp on smack in northern syria kids are playing in the streets they are making jokes of each other welling around us trying to tease us asking where we are from it is just right. there there are reports of the fears in the midst of
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a calendar but you don't feel anything and a sentiment about this when you walk in the streets when you speak to elderly people especially women you feel how desperate this fee feel are and how much they miss their contrie. this is the regime has been threatening it since the beginning of the rule but people used to that we feel safe here close to turkey. maybe far from our homes but we are safe. down to our commander from what i miss the most is the happiness that's what we used to have before here we are not happy and there is no joy because we left our village cafeteria and i worry about my kids are lost especially while they're passing through the streets also they're sleeping found in the road kill in the youth i have boys crossing that road. the kids they're not aware of what's going on and people are saying they write me a beyond turkish border with some fear that one day maybe i'll start myself.
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are slaughtered as part of the traditional sacrifice but in libya a huge jump in the price of sheep means that many concerts for to take part from tripoli mom with a bell we had reports. it is lamb season in libya like other muslim countries. must a film and hurries to guarantee one for his family. his making sure it is old enough to secure finds during their holiday. he says it used to be affordable to buy a sheep that weighs forty kilogram but now prices are very hard. it took us months to save the land price in fact many people can't even afford to buy one this year is worse than the previous years banks are struggling with a shortage of currency and people queue up for long hours to cash their deal
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a salary some limb traders are even accepting checks and credit cards but they often charge high interest trades sheep markets are everywhere in libya these days but yet the prices are very high and average land here is valued at around seven hundred dollars that's largely because during the last three years the libyan d.n.r. has lost much of its value. oil exports are the backbone of libya's income but fighting in the east has led to the blockade of four major oil ports for almost four years that has wasted more than one hundred billion dollars according to estimates this interim bank of libya has approved around one hundred million dollars to import plans but because this decision was made late civil shipments
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have not arrived on time for the holiday but there were no maché for a forward first state does not care about domestic livestock sheep have been smuggled to egypt and tunisia we can't be blamed for the high prices of the prices of water we buy has increased your hundred percent libya is rich in natural resources experts say it can grow more than its share of livestock but many here say mismanagement and corruption force them to compromise even on religious obligations. tripoli here with the news our sport thought the come joe we'll tell you why these football fans we're talking heading into the back in a moment. for five years venezuelans have been filling their countries to escape
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a socio economic disaster of a magnitude rarely seen now latin america is facing a refugee crisis in a series of special reports al-jazeera looks at the challenges developing in an already volatile region. full of struggles but i mean a body that a person which i also. have a. full of pleasure it was only a happening in an intimate look at life in cuba today it a little more detail but i carry a gun i flew into the atmosphere but this is my cuba on al-jazeera.
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it's. where every. i'll come back to the news hour as promised it's time for sports joe with.
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divya thank you well is then a golden day for china at the two thousand and eighteen asian games not only did they win the first gold medal at the event but they've ended the first full day of the competition on top of the table that was goal today for the hosts indonesia piece a step that wraps up the action. china has topped every asian games medal table since minds in eighty two and the early signs in jakarta in twenty eighteen suggest that trend will continue on sunday soon young swam his way to two hundred meter freestyle gold in emphatic fashion to add to his a limbic and world titles. glorious was a middle sammy incident when the chinese played front of its rigging during the national anthem so in insisted they start over and they got it right second time around when you have a shot off i'm happy with my performance so it is always difficult on the first day
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i think people worried and war for me over the two hundred meter freestyle people do not worry as much for the longer distance races i am sure the japanese rivals wanted to beat me tonight but i think my experience and aggressiveness with the key for me to beat them where. he's countryman soon pay one one the first gold medal of this year's games it came in whoosh to combat sports that also has an individual performance discipline in them and on their measurement my form is not one hundred percent today it was more like ninety percent but i'm very pleased about that you can't be at one hundred percent every time after all it's still a competitive sport. hosts indonesia got their first gold medal of these games. secured victory in taekwondo it's also indonesia's first ever gold medal in the sport. this victory is for my parents my family my coach and the people who've stood behind me and to those who have supported me i've been
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involved in taekwondo for a while now it's been a seven year journey to this there was a footballing upset to celebrate for vietnam as fans know inch one high school food minute goal against japan. the four time asian cup champions should have levelled but they've eighteenth minute if it was the side and so a massive upset as vietnam be japan one nil both teams qualified for the knockout stage. and there was a gold medal in the air rifle to meet a mixed eventful taiwan's a little. blue shelled peter stammered al jazeera but despite that unfortunate incident with the chinese flag the country made a golden start to the asian games they topped the medal table with seven goals and about is two more the nearest rivals japan hosts indonesia aren't going too badly either they picked up a silver and were sure to put them in fifth on the table the philippines are
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pinning their hopes on gold in the men's basketball competition and with four gold medals from past asian games they have some pedigree even though the last one they won was back in one thousand nine hundred sixty two but they go into this year's competition as one of asia's top teams and they're led by n.b.a. star jordan clarkson the cleveland cavaliers guard was only cleared by the n.b.a. to play just a few days ago but went on to be his country's flag bearer at the opening ceremony he says it will provide a big boost for the n.b.a. . you know for them to even let me play this is a blessing you know i know it was back before. i had to jump on a plane the next day. in like a few hours knowing that me. but i think they get the point there is a lot of you know fans a lot of people into our best in all of ages of just being able to come here i think is a step forward for the. three x. three basketball make its asian games debut on cheese day that's the form of the
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sport where each team has only three players per site and it's growing in popularity across asia because it's so fast paced since basketball's governing body allowed female players to where they had job last year the sport's also opened up to muslim women iran's three x. three team competed in their first tournament just last year but they're confident of doing well at these games although there's i will put out some what i'd be a team india but it's the first time three x. three basketball has been introduced at the asian games will play our first match against thailand on august twenty first are pulling clues kazakhstan and maldives in addition to thailand we hope to achieve the best possible outcome last year in the asian cup and in the west asia championship we could have won titles we hope our ranking and results will improve in the time to. roger federer is seeking an eighth title at the cincinnati masters while not a joke of it as the kids become the first month when all nine masters titles on the men's top also play for djokovic has taken the first set six four and these two
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titans are currently in the second set and is two games apiece while manchester city have moved to the top of the early english premier league table after handing out a six one hiding to huddersfield on sunday so your car or helped himself to a hat trick on a day when everyone has the us and silver also found the net pep guardiola as men started off with a win over arsenal last week and face wolves next. and it's not just scoring goals the spaces keep good chances move i see spices fall out you never stop and when that's happened. one of the best best best best strikers in the world without adopt city's neighbors manchester united suffered a shock three two defeat to brighton and hove albion glen mari shane duffy and pascal course scored in a famous way in brighton. oh i think it is normal that position
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the position. we different ambitions when they face the top teams is normal that they have they have different. different levels of motivation reach the shore. over in italy very much up and running in the new syria season off to win it to reno on sunday before play began there was a minute's silence to honor those who lost their lives in the genoa bridge disaster incredibly rare may hit the post three times walter reed or hit the crossbar once coach walter sardi's prostrations got the better of him and he was sent off for arguing with the ref but sorry had something to smile about though in the eighteenth minute and jacko netted the game's only goal to ensure that one mill when. the time is running out for nigeria to sort out problems in their football federation or face a ban from the international game football's governing body pfieffer has given them until monday for the government bank government backed leader of the federation to
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step down and hand back control to the elected president of the football body if that doesn't happen nigeria could be banned from all international competitions including next month's qualifies for the africa cup of nations formula one's fernando alonso maybe leaving the sport at the end of the season but he's already achieving success in other branches of motor sport the spaniard was part of the winning team on sunday on the latest stop for the world insurance championship alonso's to your take as a racing team storms to their third straight victory this time in the six hours of silverstone race he won the long twenty four hours with the same team just two months ago. india's cricketers have built a strong lead on day two of the third test against england at trent bridge they were all out for three hundred twenty nine but then skittle the hosts for just one hundred sixty one. with a five wicket hole to shut england down india reached one hundred twenty four for
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two at the close that salit of two hundred and ninety two runs england leave the series two nil. now when you hear about football fans throwing things onto the pitch it usually ends in trouble but not one club in the netherlands supporters of excelsior football club in rotterdam through hundreds of teddies before and cheering the teams at the busy match against fire north in fact the game had to be suspended in the first half because they just kept coming the fans were throwing them as a present to children of russia downs sophia's children's hospital who watching the game from the stands below the lovely well that is only a sport for now it is back to london. krazy rich asians has raked in thirty four million dollars in the u.s. box office sales in just five days and the film tells the story of an asian american woman who gets swept up in the glamorous world of the chinese elite with
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its all asian cast it's now signaling a massive change for the hollywood industry which has come under fire in the past for white washing roles and failing to represent minorities. takes a look from hollywood. a gale opening night for a movie that's breaking barriers. the romantic comedy crazy rich asians is the first major hollywood film in a quarter century with an all asian can ask the director and executive producer we all recognize the significance but to be honest right now it's on talk radio i feel nothing but excitement. the actors maybe asian but the movie's themes are universal family love and money to kids the biggest opponent burst in on the scene of crazy rich asians is based on the bestselling novel by kevin kwan who produced the film you know i think it's important to acknowledge that it's been way too long since we've had an all star asian cast member and a hollywood movie about the same time this is
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a movie for everyone lori nakamura has already seen the film once and she's back with friends for a second viewing it's a wacky brahm com but i think at the same time it's also showing and asians in normal situations just like everybody else crazy rich asians is in a way a repudiation of hollywood sad history of racist and stereotype depictions of asians in film. from the explicate of kung fu flicks of the seventy's and eighty's almost like he was the link though you cannot go to mickey rooney's performance in breakfast at tiffany's asians have been denigrated and asian and. passed over for leading roles according to a recent study only about five percent of hollywood movie parts go to asian actors like laura condom or it just really seems that there are
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a lot of character parts out for ethnic you know are people of color but there weren't a lot of leading roles but sure the hoopla over crazy rich asians is box office hype the idea that an all asian cast is some sort of novelty glosses over the historic achievements of japanese korean anti cinema among others but coming after recent films like the superhero hit black and the charming animated feature coco crazy rich asian seems to be part of a long overdue trend i feel like we are seeing a sea change though a lot of these americans come out of screenings they have this this it is like this urge to cry and they don't know exactly why this movie is for that easy rich asians will open in theaters worldwide in august and september robert oulds al-jazeera holly. and before you go around where we can always find more on our website the address for that is dot com. and that is it for this news hour but don't go away i
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will be back in a moment but watch the day's news. and monday put it on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly
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been able to escape the war. on the streets of greece anti immigrant violence is on the rise there or you have to go from all the potential of this and that this is all from plus ism and increasingly migrant farm workers of victims a vicious beatings. as helping the pakistani community to find a voice the stories we don't often hear told by the people who live them undocumented and under attack this is iraq on al-jazeera. you know what. i'm. hearing that. desperate for a better life millions of people have sought refuge in us sometimes their dreams of sanctuary are realized but sometimes. and hostility drives them home in the first of two films on these contrasting experiences people in power goes to the
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north german city where humane approach to integration is proving surprisingly effective. assimilation nation. the rain eases and floods hits carolus states in india but more than eight hundred thousand people are in relief towns the new fear is disease. hello and welcome i'm david pollen you're watching us is there live from london also coming up. afghanistan's president calls for an hour with the taliban as the u.s. offers to help facilitate peace. result sends troops to its border with venezuela to hundreds of venezuelan migrants are driven out by out of town by and we've
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locals. we all recognize the significance but to be honest right now as i'm talking you i feel.

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